Circular Economy Projects Leader (m/f) / Terra Matters GIE

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About Terra Matters G.I.E :

Terra Matters is a pioneering Economic Interest Group backed by the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg and the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg. Our mission revolves around fostering a circular economy towards companies and namely through its core strategic initiative called the Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS), a promising sustainable solution today supported by 50+ reputable companies at an international level. Committed to the vision of a greener future, we’re embarking on an exciting journey to develop and launch innovative solutions that drive positive change for our planet.

Why Join Us ?

At Terra Matters, we’re on an adventure, and we want you to be part of it. As a startup-driven organization, we’re building from a blank page– which means your contributions have the power to shape our journey and impact. We are committed to innovation and as a team member, you’ll have access to cutting-edge tools and technologies that enable you to turn ideas into reality.
This quest is about more than just business. It’s about making a real difference. Our work is driven by a passion for sustainability and a genuine desire to improve our world. When you join us, you’re not just taking a job – you’re joining a mission to create positive change that matters.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in collaboration, empowerment, openness, and trust. You’ll be part of a cohesive team that encourages diverse perspectives, innovative thinking, and personal growth.
We offer competitive benefits that reflect your dedication and hard work. As we embark on this journey together, you’ll play a significant role in shaping the future of the circular economy and leaving a lasting impact on our planet.

Summary :

Join us as a Circular Economy Projects Leader to spearhead strategic initiatives supporting the implementation and relevance of the PCDS. In this pivotal role, you will manage high-impact circular economy projects, identify and secure funding opportunities, and engage with standards organizations to ensure the PCDS is recognized and adopted widely. This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of the circular economy, influencing key stakeholders, and making a tangible difference in sustainability practices both locally and globally.

Responsibilities :

Horizon Europe Projects Management :

  • Manage the implementation of the already acquired Horizon Europe calls showcasing the relevance of the PCDS for the circular economy.
  • Coordinate project activities, ensure timely deliverables, and maintain communication with project partners.

Funding and Grant Acquisition :

  • Identify new Horizon Europe calls and other funding opportunities to support the PCDS initiative.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications, including all necessary documentation.
  • Develop additional use cases to demonstrate the effectiveness of PCDS and secure additional funding when applicable.

Luxembourg Operational Support :

  • Lead the deployment of the action plan for making the PCDS relevant in Luxembourg.
  • Organize meetings, manage stakeholders, ensure deliverables are met on time, and maintain the project timeline.
  • Monitor and ensure seamless communication by reporting on project progress.

Standards and Regulatory Monitoring :

  • Participate in ISO/CEN working groups to advocate for the PCDS.
  • Monitor regulatory developments related to sustainability and the circular economy to ensure PCDS remains compliant and relevant.

Qualifications and Skills :

Core Competencies :

  • At least bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in a similar role.
  • Proven experience in managing projects.
  • Familiarity with funding/grants mechanisms, particularly EU Funding.
  • Understanding of circular economy principles and sustainability standards.
  • Knowledge of the Luxembourg ecosystem around sustainability and its main actors.

Collaboration and Communication :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English. Knowledge of Luxembourgish and German is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and lobbying skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborative, easy to work with, and good team spirit.

Adaptability and Innovation :

  • Flexible, agile, and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Challenge the status quo.
  • Proven ability to work independently in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Package : competitive 12 months base salary, annual performance-based bonus, meal vouchers, 30 days paid vacation, home working flexibilities after trial period.

Location : Bettembourg (Luxembourg)

Type : Full-Time, private contract

Application Deadline : July 28th, 2024

Contact : for any questions, please contact us at
If you’re interested in joining this exciting journey and advancing the circular economy for creating a more sustainable future, please submit your application, including your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and motivation for joining Terra Matters G.I.E. External references might be requested depending on the interview process and your profile.

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